ATC indicts 57 in Mashal Khan lynching ATC indicts 57 in Mashal Khan lynching

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has indicted 57 people involved in the murder of Mashal Khan.

Mashal Khan was lynched at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM)  in April over alleged blasphemy.

In July this year, the case was transferred to Abbottabad ATC from Mardan’s Anti-Terrorism Court on the request of the victim’s father.

All 57 individuals were produced before ATC for a hearing on Tuesday.

The judge refused to accept bail applications of 17 of the accused and indicted 57 of accused persons. The trial is set to begin on Wednesday.

Mashal, a resident of Swabi and a student at Journalism and Mass Communication department at AKWUM was shot dead and his body desecrated in broad daylight by his fellow students on campus on April 13 after being accused of blasphemy.

On this occasion, Mashal’s father, Iqbal Khan and a large number of people from Mardan were also present.

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